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Am I Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 Plastic Surgery

When it comes to the topic of plastic or cosmetic surgery, many people wonder at what age you may be considered too old to undergo treatment. Realistically there is no age cut off for undergoing a procedure, as long as you are in good health and meet candidacy requirements, which our experienced Philadelphia plastic surgeon will go over with you during consultation.

Life expectancy has risen over the decades due to people being more active and having healthier lifestyles. With people living longer, it’s not unusual for someone to want to look as good as they feel. Over the course of the last few years we have seen a spike in the number o people over the age of 50 having procedures done.

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 10 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in 2014. Out of those procedures, men and women aged 51-64 accounted for 32.9% of non-surgical procedures, and 24.6% of surgical procedures. Those who were 65 years of age and over were accountable for 7.9% of surgeries performed and 10.9% of non-surgical procedures.

When comparing the statistics to those of previous years we see that the numbers have more than doubled. Four years prior, those over the age of 65% only accounted for 5.2% of procedures. Over the coming years it is expected that these numbers will only increase.

Research has shown that age does not play a factor in escalating risk, but other illnesses and conditions a person may have are what create limitations and elevated risks.

If you are interested in having a procedure done and would like to see if you meet the candidacy requirements, schedule a consultation with Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. David Bottger by calling our practice at 610-355-1929 today!